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'That girl next door is just shtick': Vogue's Lucinda Chambers on being on set with the Duchess of Cambridge and the BBC's Vogue Documentary

For all kinds of reasons, both complex and simple, TV generally makes a hash of fashion. But Absolutely Fashion: Inside <i>British Vogue</i>, a two part documentary which starts on Thursday, probes further than most, delicately skimming past the clichés. Throughout, film-maker Richard Macer deploys a kind …

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Buying a room full of pricey furniture and accessories does not guarantee that it will look elegant and high-end. And styling a space on a tight budget doesn't mean that it will look cheap. Instead, achieving a rich, refined look is all about adding key pieces and using some styling tricks. Check …

Sofa

EcoCor brings Swedish building tech to the USA to produce passivhaus prefabs

When we wrote about high tech wood prefabs in Sweden, readers asked “why can’t we have this in America?” In fact, you now can. Not only that, you can …

Prefab Homes

Under $100: The Bag That's Garnered a Cult Following

It's no secret that the '90s trend is alive and well. One piece from the decade that really needed a modern update, though, was the woven purse. The …

The 2018 World's 50 Best Restaurants Announced

The World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced Tuesday evening at a ceremony in Bilbao, Spain—here are the winners.<p>The world’s best restaurant is in Italy once more, according to the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Massimo Bottura's restaurantOsteria FrancescanaOsteria Francescana in …

Mexico City

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

A Photographer Collected Four Years Worth Of Trash To Show Just How Wasteful Humans Can Be

"We're often told about the quantity of waste we produce, but I think the impact of pictures can be much powerful than words," Antoine Repessé explains.<p>In 2011, self-taught photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing things away. Along with 200 friends and colleagues, he accumulated around 70 …

How Interior Designers Furnish Historic Homes for Modern Life

It’s all about subtly acknowledging the building’s past<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <b>Period Dramas</b><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>A few weeks ago, after speaking with architects about how they update …

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

TransBlock: Adaptable Wooden Toy Design

This is a wood toy set design for preschoolers, aiming to stretch children's imagination, is easy to assemble and safe to play with. The product …

On Designboom: Chameleon Cabins made entirely of paper

It is not often that people are turned into nouns. There's Charles Boycott and Henry Shrapnel and there's Birgit Friggebo, forever memorialized for …

The best new architects in Britain – in pictures

As a survey of the finest young practices comes out, here is some of the work by the architects who are showing a rare degree of craft and innovation

Dream Wedding Inspiration: Brooklyn DIY

Love her or hate her, one must admit that Marnie’s recent <i>Girls</i> wedding resonated as what many a millennial ceremony is shaping up to look like. Stone Fox Bride’s relaxed and romantic aesthetic (cf. Marnie’s “Glenda” gown) has ushered in a new look for the young, possibly Brooklyn-based set. It’s …

Making the Most of an Attic

Creating useful storage space and easy access to that storage<p>It's the time of year when homeowners who are lucky enough to have an attic for storage …

8 Short Wedding Dresses We Fell For During Bridal Fashion Week

Don't get us wrong, we love traditional wedding gowns with their sweeping ground-grazing skirts. Yet, there's something so irresistibly charming …

Architizer

Travel Non-Essentials: Should You Buy This Infinity Pillow?

Welcome back to Travel Non-Essentials, where T+L editors Mark Orwoll and Nikki Ekstein sound off on a different breed of travel product—sometimes …

Freshen Up

Some bathrooms are worth soaking in. Explore seven inspirational interiors from the W archives here.

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar<p>By September 22, 2015<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my …

Quora

Where Do Languages Go to Die?

The tale of Aramaic, a language that once ruled the Middle East and now faces extinction<p>If a Middle Eastern man from 2,500 years ago found himself on his home territory in 2015, he would be shocked by the modern innovations, and not just electricity, airplanes, and iPhones. Arabic as an official …

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

Los Angeles

Scratch-Off World Map is a Unique Way to Document Your Travels

If you fancy yourself a world traveler, then the Art. Lebedev Studio has the atlas for you. They created the <i>I Was Here</i> scratch-off world map as a unique way to track the places you've been. The poster-sized product is printed with every country hidden underneath a layer of silver paint. Simply use …

16 Sex Toys So Pretty They Don't Look Like Sex Toys

Like, can-leave-out-in-front-of-houseguests-and-not-be-embarrassed pretty.<p>Because no one (looking at you, airport security) really needs to know, here are 16 ultra-discreet vibrators and sex-ccessories so chic that no one would ever guess what they really are.

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Today we will show you small and charming apartment in New York, a project by MKCA. The architects created a really nice concept for this 390 square …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

The Brain

ISIS Declares War on Mohammad's Covenant

Back when ISIS was still expanding into the multi-ethnic and religiously diverse northern Iraq, not just Yazidis but also the country's 1 million Christians were some of their main targets. They were asked to either convert or leave, otherwise they would be killed. All along, churches were being …

The Prophet

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Kids' Health<p>Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.<p>Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is …

The Brain